Qatar: Doha sets out post-World Cup spending and investment plans

Risk Management
Issue 1162 - 27 Jan 2023 | 3 minute read

Risk Grade B↑1

Budget increase: Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani approved the government’s 2023 budget on 19 December, based on spending of QR199bn ($54.7bn), down 3% compared to the previous year. According to the Ministry of Finance, total revenues for the year have been estimated at QR228bn, a rise of 16% compared to 2022 and leaving a budget surplus of QR29bn.

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Risk Management Report grades

GSN risk grades are intended to provide a broad guide to political and economic stability.

Political risk
Rated according to six grades, from A (most stable) to F (failed state).

Economic and financial risk
Graded from 1 (wealthiest/most sound financials) to 6 (bankrupt).

The grades are intended only to offer an immediate gauge of where risk stands in the regional pecking order. An A or 1 grade does not mean the polity is devoid of risk.

To provide a degree of nuance, risk grades also use trends arrows which go upwards (↑) or downwards () to denote cases where momentum is positive or negative.

The grades do not change regularly: upgrades and downgrades are intended to reflect long-term trends or the impact of an exceptionally changed situation.